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by danzo
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Tercel4wd SR5, Seattle area $2650.
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: 1986 Tercel4wd SR5, Seattle area $2650.

Dlb it's true I am currently sans T4, I am down to dual bimmers and a Volvo 740 wagon that will likely get donated to help at risk kids. Hopefully said kids don't use the money to buy more schmack. At any rate, I was certainly sad to see the old girl go. When Petros and his wife drove 'er away it re...
by danzo
Sat May 17, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Tercel Stolen
Replies: 27
Views: 3864

Re: My Tercel Stolen

Once the government gets involved, forget anything you thought was fair, rational, or making sense. Amen to that! There is talk about "nationalizing"peoples 401k's :evil: :evil: :evil: And now social security is an entitlement you bet your a** were entitled it's our money! Agree turbo, which is why...
by danzo
Sun May 11, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spitfire Motor Rebuilding 2 1/2 Min Video
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Spitfire Motor Rebuilding 2 1/2 Min Video

That engine rebuild would have taken about a week tops if he hadn't taken so many damn photos. Neat video at any rate. John be sure to get your '67 back on the road! Remember that leftover parts means the car will be lighter and faster. Just keep that sucker chained to your haus since Fresno is the ...
by danzo
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wheel Spacers! Info please.
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Wheel Spacers! Info please.

I have put generic Autozone 1/4" spacers on my T4 with no ill effects. I was curious if a given set of wheels/tires would even fit. These were simply a slab of metal between the hub and wheel, non-hubcentric, not bolted to the hub, and I didn't do any aggressive driving with them. Companies like thi...
by danzo
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: My first field repair
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: My first field repair

About halfway to Albuquerque Sounds like that could be a cool country tune. Funny thing is nobody stopped to see if we needed help or anything. That's pretty much a sign o' the times nowadays. Look at the bright side - at least you didn't get jacked. If you broke down in Detroit most likely you wou...
by danzo
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rover 3500?
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: rover 3500?

I always loved the looks of the Rover 3500 - very euro-sleek for that period. It's too bad they weren't very reliable otherwise they would have done better in the States. That engine is commonly transplanted into TR7s to make essentially a TR8. Motor peeps have gotten 350hp + from them in naturally ...
by danzo
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1986 4wd and hello
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: 1986 4wd and hello

Did you get your car running yet? Where do you live? One of us may be close enough to help out in person.
by danzo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: YUGO!
Replies: 47
Views: 6848

Re: YUGO!

Love the factory hood scoop! When I lived in New England a few years aback there was a guy who autocrossed the buh-jesus out of his very modified Yugo. He would beat the Lotus Elises! The Yugo engines are fairly robust, IIRC they are the same as what was in a Fiat X1/9. I owned one of those and neve...
by danzo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Irv Gordon's 1800S Hits 3M!
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Irv Gordon's 1800S Hits 3M!

So this means my '91 740 wagon has at least 2,768,000 miles left in it? Awesome.
by danzo
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Seattle, WA to Charleston, SC to Burlington, VT
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Seattle, WA to Charleston, SC to Burlington, VT

Wow, that's a haul! We all want more details and pics please. Why did you make the trip? To see friends/family or just for the hell of it? I've traveled with cats before - nice companions until they decide to take a bio break on your lap.
by danzo
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Defective Weber Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Defective Weber Carb

Thanks for sharing this, gatemaster, I suspect my car may have the same problem. Is there an easier way to tell if the accel pump ball is there? I don't suppose you took any pics of your fix, did you?
by danzo
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old cars, friends and family
Replies: 31
Views: 3171

Re: Old cars, friends and family

I stand by my post. I have also worked at a shop, I've sold cars at a dealer, worked at parts stores, and have been a shadetree mechanic for 20+ years. But even though I've owned only older cars incredibly I know many, many people who have purchased new cars (go figure!). I am very familiar with the...
by danzo
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old cars, friends and family
Replies: 31
Views: 3171

Re: Old cars, friends and family

Depreciation is usually considered to be 30-40% in the first year and about 25-30% for the next 5 years, after that it's considered to have no value. On any new car, one can expect out of pockets (maintenance) costs to be $500-1000 in the first year, after that it can easily double every year. Huh?...
by danzo
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old cars, friends and family
Replies: 31
Views: 3171

Re: Old cars, friends and family

Petros wrote: the average American pays an average of $9200 a year per car in maintenance costs!!!
Peter where did you get this?!?
by danzo
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: There goes the catalytic converter
Replies: 58
Views: 5881

Re: There goes the catalytic converter

I imagine that any muffler shop around you will do a test pipe since you don't need to do emissions. With an exhaust leak you may be breathing some fumes until you get the leak(s) fixed. Your mental health's monetary value can only be determined by yourself.